July 2019

Changing Urban Skylines with Boron Wood Treatment in CLT Buildings

:: Monday, July 15, 2019 :: Posted By Allen Zheng
Changing Urban Skylines with Boron Wood Treatment in CLT Buildings
Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is increasingly viewed as a viable, sustainable alternative to steel and concrete in construction. U.S. Borax is helping researchers improve CLT’s resistance to fire, moisture, and insect damage to meet international building codes.

Recent Earthquakes Rock Eastern Kern

:: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Recent Earthquakes Rock Eastern Kern
On Thursday, July 4, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit northeast of Ridgecrest, California, resulting in power outages and structure fires. The response from all areas of U.S. Borax Operations was immediate.

Surfing Waves and the Web on Borosilicate Textile Fiberglass

:: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Surfing Waves and the Web on Borosilicate Textile Fiberglass
Boric oxide is essential for the manufacture of textile fiberglass (TFG), a versatile, threadlike borosilicate glass that is used in applications from marine uses—boat hulls, surfboards, and sailboards—to auto panels and parts and printed circuit boards.

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